Is Neymar Jr still playing football?

Opinions are divided on superstar Neymar.

Because the undoubtedly highly talented Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain has a certain penchant for theatrics, he has to take a lot of criticism. The accusation is often that the national player stays on the ground too often and for far too long after alleged fouls.

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But the truth is also that the dribbler is repeatedly hit hard and as a result has to take longer, injury-related compulsory breaks. Like now, because of an adductor injury sustained in the cup match against SM Caen, he is absent from his club for around a month - and thus also against his former club FC Barcelona, ​​which PSG will face in the Champions League round of 16.

The 29-year-old spoke up on Instagram, very disappointed: "The sadness is great, the pain is enormous and the wailing is uninterrupted. Once again I will stop doing what I love most in life: playing football . "

Neymar complains about opponents

He often has to suffer because of his style of play, explained Neymar. He couldn't explain this to himself: "I don't know if the problem is mine or what I'm doing on the pitch ... it really makes me sad." He is also deeply saddened by the critics' point of view.

So obvious that he was even abusive in his post "It really makes me sad when I hear from a player, coach or commentator or the fucker number four (probably an allusion to Caen's player with number four, note. ) Hear things like: 'Must be hit', 'falls down', 'cries', 'child', 'spoiled' and so on. "

In the game against Caen, Neymar was fouled several times.

He ended his Instagram message with the words: "Honestly, I don't know how much longer I can take it. I just want to be happy playing soccer. ONLY THAT." In addition to Neymar, who will once again miss an important Champions League game for PSG, the ailing Angel di Maria is probably missing against Barca, at least in the first leg.

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